Monday, January 28, 2013
Movie Review: Last Ounce of Courage
Title: Last Ounce of Courage
Rating (1=lowest, 5=highest): 4.5
Produced by: Veritas Entertainment
Synopsis: In a country where every Christmas it seems there are more attacks on celebrating it publicly, Bob Revere decides it’s time to take a stand. His son died fighting for freedom, and Bob isn’t about to let that dearly paid for freedom slip away. But as more and more pressure is put on him and his town to take down Christian symbols, will Bob and his supporters relent, or stand firm with their Last Ounce of Courage?
The Good: This movie calls and inspires all Christians to rise up to the task at hand - defending our freedoms. As shown in the movie, there are different ways to go about this, but we are all called to do it.
The Bad: There isn’t a major issue in Last Ounce of Courage. There may be a few minor parts (such as locking somebody in a closet) that you won’t agree with, but overall, the characters go about standing up for freedom in a good way. Some may feel that it is not realistic in its portrayal of religious persecution (most towns in America still put up public Christmas displays), but it does happen and will continue to happen more and more if we don’t take a stand.
The Spiritual: Religious freedom is central in this movie and reminds us of our duty to God before our duty to the law.
The Verdict: This is a thought-provoking movie that is well-made and full of both laughter and tears. Watch it and be encouraged to stand for what you believe in. It is approved and recommended by Bloom!.
-- by Victoria Suich, Bloom! poet and designer